Definition of Oversteer

Oversteer is the tendency for a vehicle to turn into a corner more than necessary due to a loss of traction at the rear wheels. It is best described as a feeling that the rear of the vehicle wants to “swing out”.

Oversteer can be caused by a number of reasons such as excessively worn rear tyres, incorrect tyre pressures, vehicle drive train (rear wheel drive cars have a tendency towards oversteer) and vehicle weight balance (front to rear).